newcars.com®

2016 Toyota Highlander vs. 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander than in the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Toyota Highlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Toyota Highlander requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Toyota Highlander is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Tiguan. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota Highlander will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Toyota Highlander, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Toyota Highlander transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Toyota Highlander has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Tiguan, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Toyota Highlander is clearly the choice over the Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota Highlander greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Toyota Highlander more than the Volkswagen Tiguan, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Toyota Highlander, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Warranty
The Toyota Highlander comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Watch Video

Compare the 2016 Toyota Highlander and the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2016 Toyota
Highlander

More Details & Photos New 2016 Toyota Highlander
MSRP*: $30,490 - $44,990

2017 Volkswagen
Tiguan

More Details & Photos New 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP*: $24,995 - $36,475
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.75% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 --
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** ****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

**** ***
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Invoice*: $27,837 - $41,077 $23,995 - $35,017

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2016 Toyota Highlander

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.